Title Due Date Maximum Award Amount Description
DoD Multiple Sclerosis, Exploration-Hypothesis Development Award Varies

The Exploration - Hypothesis Development Research Award supports the initial exploration of innovative, high-risk, high-gain, and potentially groundbreaking concepts in the MS research field. The studies supported by this award mechanism are expected to lay the groundwork for future avenues of scientific investigation. The proposed research project should include a well-formulated, testable hypothesis based on strong scientific rationale and study design. The presentation of preliminary and/or published data is not required. The proposed research project must be innovative. Innovative research may examine a novel paradigm, challenge current paradigms, look at existing problems from novel perspectives, or exhibit other highly creative qualities. Research that is an incremental advance beyond ongoing research and published data is not considered innovative and is not consistent with the intent of this award mechanism. It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator (PI) to clearly and explicitly articulate how the proposed research project is innovative in the field of MS research.

DoD Multiple Sclerosis, Investigator-Initiated Research Award Varies

The IIRA supports highly rigorous, high-impact research projects that have the potential to make an important contribution to MS research and/or patient care. Research projects may focus on any phase of research, excluding clinical trials. The rationale for a research idea may be derived from laboratory discovery, clinical trial results, population-based studies, a clinician’s firsthand knowledge of patients, or anecdotal data. Applications must include preliminary and/or published data that are relevant to MS and the proposed research project.

DoD Multiple Sclerosis, Clinical Trial Award Varies

The MSRP Clinical Trial Award supports the rapid implementation of clinical trials with the potential to have a significant impact on the treatment or management of multiple sclerosis. Clinical trials may be designed to evaluate promising new products, pharmacologic agents (drugs or biologics), devices, clinical guidance, and/or emerging approaches and technologies. Proposed projects may range from small proof-of-concept trials (e.g., pilot, first in human, or other early phase trials) to demonstrate the feasibility or inform the design of more advanced trials through large-scale trials to determine efficacy in relevant patient populations. The FY22 MSRP CTA offers two funding levels (Refer to Section II.D.5, Funding Restrictions). Only one funding level may be chosen per application and the choice of application category is at the discretion of the applicant. The requested budget at each funding level must be justified and appropriate to the scope of the clinical trial proposed. The following are generalized descriptions of the scope of research appropriate for each funding level:  Funding Level 1 (FL1) supports small-scale, early-phase, proof-of-principle clinical trials to demonstrate feasibility or inform the design of more advanced trials, or other clinical trials that are appropriate for this funding level. Preliminary data relevant to the proposed clinical trial are required.  Funding Level 2 (FL2) supports larger-scale clinical trials at phase 1 or phase 2 that seek to show preliminary evidence of safety or efficacy (benefit of clinical or paraclinical outcomes) in relevant patient populations. Strong justification should be provided, which could include but is not limited to intervention type, trial duration, sample size, outcome measures, assessment tools, and frequency of assessment. Preliminary data relevant to the proposed clinical trial are required.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Storage Validation and Testing (Section 40305): Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE): Phases III, III.5, and IV $2.00

DE-FOA-0002729 is a Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0002711 entitled "Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Storage Validation and Testing (Section 40305): Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE): Phases III, III.5, and IV". Potential projects are cost share research and development projects which for new or expanded large-scale commercialization carbon storage facilities that can be utilized by any future Carbon Dioxide (CO2) capture sources. This Notice of Intent is for informational purposes only. This is solely a Notice of Intent and is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement. The Department of Energy is not accepting applications under this Notice of Intent.

DoD Multiple Sclerosis, Early Investigator Research Award Varies

The Early Investigator Research Award supports MS-focused research opportunities for individuals in the early stages of their careers, under the guidance of one or more designated Mentors. This opportunity allows for early-stage investigators to develop a research project, investigate a problem or question in MS research, and further their intellectual development as an MS researcher of the future. All application components for the Early Investigator Research Award are expected to be written by the Principal Investigator (PI), with appropriate direction from the Mentor(s).

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) $41,000.00

The U.S. Embassy Kigali of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program of Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE). Please follow all instructions below. The Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Rwanda (PAS Kigali) announces an open competition for organizations to submit proposals to carry out the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program, which promotes women’s empowerment through the “DreamBuilder: Helping Women Entrepreneurs Transform Ideas into Enterprise” online platform. Under this project, a grantee will collaborate with PAS Kigali to host sessions with aspiring women entrepreneurs between the ages of 20-35. Successful applicants will include workshops/sessions to be conducted by expert facilitator(s) and will employ the DreamBuilder online entrepreneurial skill building course, which was designed specifically for women. The proposal must include one cohort in Kigali and two other cohorts that will be outside of Kigali.

F23AS00009 - NAWCA 2023-2 US Standard Grants $2,000,000.00

The U.S. Standard Grants Program is a competitive, matching grant program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. Projects must involve only long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetland and associated upland habitats to benefit migratory birds. The program requires a 1:1 non-federal match and research funding is ineligible. This program supports the Department of Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service mission of protecting and managing the nation's natural resources by collaborating with partners and stakeholders to conserve land and water and to expand outdoor recreation and access.

FY2022 EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program $60,000.00

A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONThe Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Embassy Kenya of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a project focused on promoting U.S. higher education opportunities for high-achieving, financially disadvantaged Kenyan students. Please carefully follow all instructions below. Priority Region: Project activities must take place in Kenya and the United States and be directed at Kenyan high school students. Program Objectives: The grantee will work in coordination with the U.S. Embassy’s Education Outreach Coordinator and the EducationUSA Advisor grantee in Nairobi in support of the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds program. This program assists highly qualified students who are likely to be awarded full financial aid from U.S. colleges and universities but lack the financial resources to cover the up-front costs of required standardized admission tests, application fees, international and domestic airfare, visa fees, SEVIS fees, and settling-in allowance. The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi will select the EducationUSA adviser who will and the EducationUSA adviser will advise the Opportunity Funds students. This program supports the U.S. Embassy objectives to achieve inclusive, market-driven, environmentally sustainable economic growth, strengthen health and human capacity, and advance new activities that promote trade, economic cooperation, and legitimate travel.Individuals and institutions interested in bidding on this cooperative agreement are asked to submit a proposal to administer the Opportunity Funds program, EducationUSA student assistant stipend disbursement, and coordination of the Phase I College Application Boot Camp, Phase II Graduation and Pre-Departure Orientation to take place in July 2022. The successful grantee will demonstrate an ability to effectively handle funds, coordinate logistics, and finalize payments in a timely manner. The grantee must have an international credit card to which SAT registration fees can be charged. Key Program Components:Opportunity Funds Program Phase IIn the first phase, the Opportunity Funds scholarship will pay for approximately 40 students to take the SAT, SAT subject tests, and/or the ACT. The grantee will arrange payment and registration for these tests. The estimated scholarship amount for phase one is $110 per student. The institution will manage the logistics of test registration for each student and will oversee that students take the test on various test dates at various testing centers in Kenya. It is expected that students will take the tests between August and October 2022Opportunity Funds Program Phase II In the second phase, the Opportunity Funds scholarship will pay for at least 12 students to travel to the United States to matriculate at a U.S. institution of higher education. The scholarship will pay for visa and SEVIS fees, required immunizations, international airfare, domestic airfare (if required), and a settling-in allowance (if required). The estimated scholarship amount for phase two is approximately $2,200 per student. The institution will communicate with the students and EducationUSA adviser, coordinate visa appointments, make travel arrangements for domestic and international travel, and coordinate payment to the students of settling-in and other related allowances. Phase II students will receive admission decisions between December 2021 and April 2022 and will need to be ready to start classes in the United States with start dates from July to September 2022.Student StipendThe grantee will manage monthly stipend payments to students who will assist the EducationUSA adviser in the implementation of the programmatic aspects of EducationUSA. The EducationUSA adviser will select two qualified students who have previously participated in the EducationUSA scholars’ program to help administer the required training for new scholars. The grantee will disburse a monthly stipend of $200 per month per student to offset travel expenses.Boot Camp and Pre-Departure OrientationThe grantee will manage the logistics of a College Application Boot Camp to take place in July 2022 for at least 60 students. This will be five consecutive days of activities for students preparing their college applications to study in the United States. The institution will coordinate in-country travel for all students and provide a venue, meals, refreshments, lodging, material reproduction services, and supplies and stationery. Proposals should also include plans in case the boot camp must be held virtually instead of in-person.The grantee will also manage the logistics of a Pre-Departure Orientation to take place in July 2022 in Nairobi, for three consecutive days for at least 12 students, although likely more. The institution will coordinate in-country travel for all students and provide a venue, meals, refreshments, lodging, material reproduction services, and supplies and stationery. Proposals should also include plans in case the orientation must be held virtually instead of in-person.Participants and Audiences: The participants are Kenyan EducationUSA scholars, selected by the EducationUSA adviser grantee and the US Embassy Education Outreach Coordinator. EducationUSA scholars are highly qualified students who are likely to be awarded full financial aid from U.S. colleges and universities but lack the financial resources to cover the up-front costs.

Education Program on Translational Devices (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) $250,000.00

This FOA solicits Research Education Grant (R25) applications to develop and implement a short course focused on (1) steps required for successful medical device development, translation, and commercialization (2) common technical and strategic challenges, and (3) best-practices and resources for each stage in the process. Applicants may choose to include an extended mentorship plan if they see fit. The short course should address a broad audience, including senior post-doctoral fellows, independent academic researchers, clinician scientists, and small business entrepreneurs interested in developing, translating, and/or commercializing medical devices to diagnose or treat a nervous system disorder.

Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Invasive through Strategic Landscape-Level Approaches $1,852,550.00

Using appropriations to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (also referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS/Service), in collaboration with other DOI bureaus, anticipates providing grants to support implementation of measures to prevent the introduction or spread of invasive species. Proposals are requested that advance strategic, ecologically-based, landscape-level prevention measures. Landscape-level approaches are those that bring together multiple geographies, sectors, and stakeholders to protect and conserve natural resources on a larger scale. Submitted projects should benefit invasive species prevention efforts on a national or regional context. Proposed activities should focus on either prohibiting the entry of potentially invasive species into the United States or stopping invasive species already in the United States from spreading into new watersheds or geographic areas. Submitted proposals should demonstrate: Benefits to Federal and/or Tribal lands or Insular areas (territories), although implementation efforts are not constrained to only on Federal lands and waters; An integrated management approach at the landscape-level that can benefit multiple DOI bureaus and geographic areas, particularly those areas that have been identified as high-quality, critical, core habitat, and/or having high risk of invasion; Implementation of effective, science-based tools or infrastructure that can be used for long-term invasive species prevention which may include leveraging existing knowledge and tools and/or building new capacities and capabilities; Partnership building and leveraging for collaborative conservation with other projects, programs and/or State, local, Tribal, and territorial partners; Cost-effectiveness and management efficiencies; and Ability to advance prevention priorities identified in the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force’s National Priorities List for Research on Aquatic Invasive Species (provide link) and/or DOI’s 2021-2025 Invasive Species Strategic Plan. Proposals that service underserved or historically disadvantaged communities are also encouraged; this will be considered as one of the grant review criteria listed under the Application Review Information section later in this document. The spread of invasive species may be stopped by strategic placement of exclusion barriers. These types of management actions can be perceived as containment, yet will be considered for prevention funding if the proposed project can meet the above objectives. Proposals submitted for this award should address how the proposed project supports the above objectives and DOI’s invasive species management mission to cost-effectively protect the Nation's economy, environment, public health, infrastructure, natural resources, and cultural heritage from the harmful impacts of invasive species for the benefit of current and future generations.